The Independent candidate, Sue Mountstevens, has just been appointed Avon and Somerset's first Police and Crime Commissioner. She told our Political Correspondent Bob Constantine that she would fight strenuously any cuts to policing.
She added that her priorities were tackling anti-social behaviour, burglary and violent offences, especially against women and girls.
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